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ASA/NSPCC Time to Listen Workshop - 26 March 2017

ASA/NSPCC Time to Listen workshop – Sunday 26 March 10.30am – 1.30pm at Heston Pools & Fitness, New Heston Road, Hounslow TW5 0LW
Cost: £10 per person

The Time to Listen workshop provides the opportunity to acquire key knowledge necessary for the role and responsibilities of a Club Welfare Officer, to adopt a child-focused approach to safeguarding and to learn about the action/s which should be taken should any incident occur.
In order to attend this course, the pre-requisite of having attended either the Sports Coach UK Safeguarding & Protecting Children course (or valid equivalent) must be met.
To receive more information or to book your place, please email - places are limited so please get in touch to avoid missing out!

Safeguarding

Many people are afraid to report worrying signs they have seen or heard.  The Government has launched a campaign - https://tacklechildabuse.campaign.gov.uk/ - which aims to help tackle the barriers so that children can get the help they need;  it outlines some of the signs to spot, what to do and what will happen.  As the campaign says "You don’t have to be absolutely certain about your suspicions; if you’re concerned a child is being abused or their safety is at risk, speak to someone".

ASA England Programmes County Coaching/Team Manager Conference London & East Regions

The ASA England Programmes Team is delivering a County Conference, hosted by the ASA East Region, on the 18th March at Chippenham Village Hall, CB7 5PR.
This is an excellent opportunity for coaches and team managers to access technical and non- technical information specifically relating to age – group swimming. Attendance at the conference will allow coaches and team managers to develop a greater awareness of the critical role that they need to play in the development of our aspiring young swimmers.
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2017 Regional Open Water Competition

2017 Regional Open Water Competition
Date: Sunday 2nd July 2017
Venue: Surrey Quays Watersports Centre, Rotherhithe, London SE16 (same venue as last year and close to Canada Water/Surrey Quays)  
Distances: 1 km Taster, 1.5Km (National Qualifying event for 12-14 year age group), 3 Km (National Qualifying event for 15-16 year age-group), 5Km (National Qualifying event for 17-18 , 19+ age groups)
Closing date: 2nd June 2017
Full details can be found under Open Water – Championships